I've always been a big fan of keyboard shortcuts, and one of my favorites was for times when I'd lost mouse control due to a deal battery and I needed to respond to something or other flashing in the system tray (usually an email or IM client that I've banished to that corner.)
Windows Key, Tab, Tab
However in Vista, Tab moves you through the different sections of the start menu, leaving me with no way to get to my precious messages. Does anyone know of a replacement shortcut? And what other Vista-only keyboard shortcuts have you found that might even make life better than it was in XP?